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Feb 28, 2019

FCD signs Declaration of Good Intent with Guatemalan Counterparts

Today, Friends for Conservation and Development signed a declaration of good intent to promote the protection, conservation, and restoration of natural eco systems that connect Belize and Guatemala. The initiative will see partnerships between different sectors that will bring together local and indigenous community participation.  The F.C.D., along with six other local organizations signed for Belize, while Asociacion Balam and eleven other organizations from Guatemala signed. Here’s more from F.C.D.’s Executive Director Raphael Manzanero.


Raphael Manzanero, Executive Director, F.C.D.

Rafael Manzanero

“The major issue that will be tackled here is environmental protection. Which has of course several ways on how to address it, sustainable livelihoods, reduction of poverty levels, enforcement, research, education all of those are what we refer to as interventions.  To be able to recover or either be able to restore environment, the natural environment. Also cultural heritage which as you know was very important to this declaration. The importance of this basically is the consolidation. Consolidating bring in outer players to be more up to the work or collaboration across borders from civil society groups.”

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